an order of insects that comprises butterflies and moths
on echinacea in my gardenThe name Lepidoptera, derived from the Greek words "lepido" for scale and "
swallowtail on my butterfly bushAccording to the Natural History Museum of London, over the last 250 years, scientists have identified and named between 112,000 and 165,000 species of butterflies and moths (although some sites put their total numbers much lower).
at Krohn Conservatory Butterfly show 2010I searched the internet for what a group of butterflies is called and came up with:
at Krohn Conservatory Butterfly show 2013According to this Smithsonian website, butterflies are classified into the following 6 families:
Lycaenidae--blues, hairstreaks, coppers
Pieridae--yellows and whites
at Krohn Conservatory Butterfly show 2013Do you remember my post with the butterfly on the young girl's nose? Onlookers were enthralled! This guy transferred the butterfly from her nose to his!
I believe this is a swallowtail caterpillar. It is ravishing my dill plants.
Butterflies and Moths of North America
Butterfly Corner links to butterflies of the continents of the world
Butterfly Workx, a commercial butterfly farm-- species information links and identification guides
Butterfly Rescue International
The Butterfly WebSite with links to blogs, articles, and more
North American Butterfly Association
MY BUTTERFLY POSTS:
Krohn Conservatory several photos at beginning of post
July first and last photos
Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun! This week our letter is "L." Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!
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